Durham Distillery has introduced Conniption Barrel Aged Gin Series No 1 2020 Release. The new offering joins the Conniption Gin family, which includes Navy Strength and American Dry Gins that form the core of the North Carolina-based distiller’s range.
Conniption Barrel Aged Gin No 1, the first in a series of aged gins to be introduced annually was released at the beginning of this month. It is inspired by the botanical blend in Durham Distillery’s Conniption Navy Strength gin, then complemented by 10 months of aging in Bourbon barrels sourced from High West Distillery. Savory notes of juniper, rosemary and caraway are balanced by spicy cardamom, sweet fig, and lemon.
“As a distillery dedicated to the exploration and education of gin, our goal was to launch a barrel aged gin series that focuses on the pairing of botanicals with selected barrel flavors – all while leveraging our unique modern cold vacuum distillation techniques,” explained Founder and CEO Melissa Katrincic.
“The priority technique of barrel aging gin is to ensure enhancement rather than any dulling of the gin’s personality,” added Head Distiller and co-owner Lee Katrincic. “The 10 months spent in the barrel supplemented this gin’s smoothness and rounded everything out, but you still know it’s a gin. While I enjoy this neat on its own, I particularly recommend a classic Martinez or Negroni.”
Conniption Barrel Aged Gin Series No. 1 2020 Release is recommended served neat, on the rocks or in a cocktail. If you’re looking to mix something up, the distillery recommends a Cherry Kissed or a Pink Martinez.
Bottled at 47% ABV, Series No 1 2020 Release is available for purchase on Durham Distillery’s website for the price of $44.95 per 750ml bottle.